A telemedicine service is now available for rural doctors and medical students for an initial consultation appointment.
The initiative has arisen as a way to address a specific need of rural doctors for improved access to skilled and independent GP care. DHSA acknowledges that working as a medical practitioner in rural communities can make it difficult to access timely health care and resources for treatment. It can be even more difficult when the rural doctor is unwell.
Making a telemedicine appointment
If you are a medical practitioner or medical student working in rural or remote South Australia or Northern Territory you can access this service for an initial consultation. To make an appointment contact us through email or clinic telephone:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the DHSA Clinic on 8232 1250 (IH)
If your require urgent assistance phone our 24/7 Urgent Advice Line - 8366 0250
What is offered
An initial assessment service linking with the rural/remote doctor working in South Australia or Northern Territory to one of a team of experienced GPs via a telemedicine platform to discuss their health concerns and future risks discuss arrangements for face-to –face follow up.
It is not intended to be an ongoing substitute for a face-to-face consultation.
The first 12 months of the service is being externally evaluated, which is supported by funding from the Country SA PHN.